Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. He usually sees between 2- 4 movies each week in the theatre. Keith's passion of film extends to different film festivals including the Toronto Film Festivals. Outside of films Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on a variety of radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews and we are very happy to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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Review: The Harder They Fall

Review: The Harder They Fall

In theatres this weekend and coming to Netflix the first week of November, The Harder They Fall has a beautiful soundtrack, a predominently Black cast and some really strong parts for women! Synopsis: When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge [...]

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Review: Dune

Review: Dune

Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Mamoa, Oscar [...]

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Review: Scenes from a Marriage

Review: Scenes from a Marriage

Our Keith Whittier does have a big crush on Jessica Chastain but watch the review to find out why he thinks Scenes from a Marriage is like watching the screen version of a well-crafted play. Synopsis: Television drama miniseries which re-examines Ingmar Bergman's original (1973) iconic depiction [...]

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Review: Squid Game

Review: Squid Game

Watch the review to find out why Keith Whittier thinks Squid Game is the best show in the last 18 months—it’s currently the number one on Netflix in over 90 countries! Synopsis: Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting [...]

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TerTIFFic: Canada’s Phillip Lewitski

TerTIFFic: Canada’s Phillip Lewitski

Phillip Lewitski is having a great year. At this year's Toronto International FIlm Festival (TIFF) the star of Wildhood (2021) was named a TIFF Rising Star, a prestigious honour that recognizes his emerging talent. We had the chance to speak with Mr. Lewitski about this honour, the film and which [...]

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Interview with Canadian writer/filmmaker Danis Goulet

Interview with Canadian writer/filmmaker Danis Goulet

Cree/Métis filmmaker, Danis Goulet, is showing no signs of slowing down. Her film Night Raiders was a success at the Toronto International Film Festival and she was recognized as a TIFF Tribute Award winner. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with her and talk about her recent accolades. [...]

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Movie Review: No Time to Die

Movie Review: No Time to Die

Synopsis: James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Stars: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Rami [...]

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TIFF 21 could be the festival of Jessica Chastain

TIFF 21 could be the festival of Jessica Chastain

Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoula Writing an article about one of my celebrity crushes shouldn’t make you think ‘Oh here comes the favouritism! He can’t be objective!’ — not true, fake news — I can very honest and unbiased. Now that we have that out of the way, I can [...]

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The most anticipated movies of TIFF 2021

The most anticipated movies of TIFF 2021

We have arrived . . . The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is here and I am beyond excited! While the majority of the 2020 festival was virtual, this year will be a hybrid of virtual and in-person screenings. Like last year, audiences outside of Toronto can participate in the festival through [...]

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Preparing for TIFF 21 with Co-Head Joana Vicente

Preparing for TIFF 21 with Co-Head Joana Vicente

There are a lot of things I could say about Joana Vicente but if I was to simply it; She’s a big deal! To expand, she is the executive director and co-head of the Toronto International Film Festival. She has had a fascinating career, from being recognized as a leading figure of the digital film [...]

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